Nepomuceno, Maria b.1976 / Sem título
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about this work
Maria Nepomuceno's seductive sculptures and installations made of brightly coloured rope, straw and beads spread throughout the spaces they inhabit. She allows her materials to obey their own organisational logic, weaving them together in a process that presents seemingly infinite possibilities for the spiraling, circling and multiplying of forms. 

Inspired by ancient traditions and complex indigenous craft techniques, Nepomuceno pushes these into a wholly contemporary engagement with space and structure, form and concept. That the sculptures appear anthropomorphic and organic is essential to a reading of her work: the spiraling central to her process relates to the spirals occurring naturally throughout the universe, giving shape to entire galaxies as well as the blueprint for existence, DNA.

Maria Nepomuceno (b.1976, Brazil)

Sem título, 2015

Beads, wood, resin, clay
130 x 200 x 115 cm.
51 3/16 x 78 3/4 x 45 1/4 in.
Provenance:
A-Gentil Carioca Gallery, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Current Location:
USA - New Jersey S - M InstallationLatin America

exhibitions

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
MANA Glass Gallery, New Jersy, USA
May 2016 - August 2016

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
Mana Wynwood, Miami, US
December 2015

publications

Catherine Petitgas, Contemporary Art Brazil
TransGlobe Publishing (Book), 2012
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